Investors sink M into VR startup Meta

California-based Meta, a startup claiming that its optical technology will help create a ground-breaking new “human-computer interface”, has raised $50 million in a series B round of venture financing.Unveiled earlier this year at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) 2016 event in Vancouver, the company’s latest “augmented reality” Meta 2 headset looks something like a cross between Oculus Rift and Google Glass, and is said to combine the digital and physical environment seamlessly with holograms. Meta’s CEO Meron Gribetz describes the equipment as a “natural machine”, that uses the principles of neuroscience to create a more intuitive experience with virtual reality than has been the case thus far. Optical technology is at the heart of the headsets, with Gribetz claiming: “[Our investors] understand that the combination of our advanced optical engines…

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